Jerome, Arizona. “Haunted” hotel: The Spanish mission–style Jerome Grand Hotel was previously a hospital and is considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in Arizona. The Travel Channel filmed an episode of Ghost Adventures here in 2010. Rooms start at $165 per night. 888-817-6788; jeromegrandhotel.net.
Dolores, Colorado. Covered wagons and yurts: The Dolores River Campground has RV and tent sites as well as rental cabins, yurts, covered wagons, and a 1953 Airstream travel trailer. Prices range from $30 for tent sites to $175 for deluxe cabins. 970-882-7761; doloresrivercampground.com.
Dolores, Colorado. Glamping tents: In addition to RV and tent sites, the Views RV Park and Campground offers furnished glamping tents, including an extra-large tent with a toilet and kitchen table sitting area. Prices range from $25 for tents to $150 for glamping tents. 970-749-6489; theviewsrvpark.com.
Durango, Colorado. “Haunted” hotel: The Rochester Hotel, built in 1892, is on the register of the “100 Most Haunted Hotels in America.” Ghosts or no ghosts, guests appreciate the Old West style and the complimentary cruiser bicycles. Rates from $199 per night. 800-664-1920; rochesterhotel.com.
Moab, Utah. Glamping tents: Several of the furnished glamping tents at Under Canvas Moab have a wood deck, a full bathroom, and a hot shower. The Stargazer tent features a star-viewing window over the bed. Rates start at $179 per night. 801-895-3213; undercanvas.com/camps/moab.
Alton, Utah. Covered wagons: Whispering Pines Covered Wagon Resort, located halfway between Zion and Bryce Canyon, offers five furnished covered wagons. $135 per night. 435-590-2922; wpglamp.com.
Bryce Canyon, Utah. Tipis: Ruby’s Inn RV Park and Campground has RV and tent sites, cabins, and unfurnished tipis. Prices start at $59.95 for cabins, $41.95 for tipis, and $45.95 for RV sites, and $32.95 for tent sites. 435-834-5301; brycecanyoncampgrounds.com.
St. George, Utah. Polygamy history: A historical landmark, the Seven Wives Inn was built in 1873. Owner Edwin G. Woolley hid polygamists in the attic of his largest house after polygamy was outlawed by the U.S. government in 1882. One of the polygamists was Benjamin F. Johnson, the innkeepers' ancestor who had seven wives. Rates start at $120. sevenwivesinn.com.
RV rentals: El Monte RV offers a selection of Class A and Class C rentals at pickup/drop-off locations that include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. 888-337-2214; elmonterv.com.
Writer Jeff Crider is an avid traveler and outdoors enthusiast, and grew up camping and RVing in the Southwest. He also has a passion for American history.